Music journalist and rock musician Hector Saldaña and his brother David co-founded The Krayolas -- the pioneering San Antonio-based '70s "power pop" garage band that was hailed as the “Tex-Mex Beatles" -- in 1975. The Krayolas have had four hit albums since the brothers brought the group back to life in 2007 after a 21-year hiatus. Hector is The Krayolas' chief songwriter and plays rhythm guitar and harmonica for the group and is also senior staff writer and music columnist at the San Antonio Express-News. Hector is joined in live performance on the show by his brother, David, who is also a songwriter who sings and plays drums, percussion, and keyboards with the group.
According to the critics: The Krayolas are "As close as you get to The Who sing Bob Dylan" (Dave Marsh); have been "One of the American Pop Underground's best-kept secrets for more than three decades" (Mark Deming); have "Doug Sahm-like strength that not only crosses borders, but binds cultures" (Margaret Moser); and are "The most San Antonio-sounding pop artists since Sir Doug himself" (Joe Nick Patoski).
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Engineer for this episode: Allen Campbell. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time). Contact: email@example.com. Running time: 54:56.